Category Archives: Concerts

Himmerland with Mairi Campbell, Saturday 13 April

Himmerland (Denmark) with Mairi Campbell (Scotland). 

Roseneath School Hall, Maida Vale Road,  Saturday 13 April, 8.00 pm

If you’ve seen them before, you’ll know it will be a great concert. If you haven’t, trust me, you don’t want to miss them this time!

From Denmark, Ghana and Sweden, Himmerland is inspired by the exciting and very varied cultures of the five incredible musicians in the band. They seek to fuse the different cultures and genres but always with respect for the origin of the traditions. This year they are happy to be joined by Mairi Campbell from Scotland.

Ticket Price:  $25 ($20 members). Supper provided.

Saint Patrick’s singaround, Thursday 28 March

Always a great way to spend an evening; come along and enjoy the music, the company and the craic! 

Roseneath School Hall, Maida Vale Road,  Thursday 28 March, 7.30 pm

Celebrate the Saint (a wee bit late but still the same month) with a sing-around. Come with something Irish to sing, play, dance, or a poem or a story.

Ticket Price: performers $5, non-performers $10 (to cover the cost of the venue). Supper will be provided.

Half-price membership now available

If you are not already a member and would like to join us for remainder of the club year (to end of June 2019), please see the AR reduced rates member form for information about payment and prices.

You can join up now or at any of our upcoming concerts to take advantage of our lower door price for members.

Book a Berth Concert Thursday 28 February

An opportunity to showcase your latest work and/or current favourites, and get the year off to a great start.

Roseneath School Hall, Maida Vale Road,  Thursday 28 February, 7.30 pm

Acoustic Routes is launching its 2019 concert programme by offering performers the chance to join the crew to push the boat out for the first show of the year. It will be a blackboard-style concert, so if you’ve been working on something new or special for the New Year, you can book a berth to share it with us.

Depending on the response, we may have room for eight acts on board, doing 15-minute sets.

To book a spot, contact the skipper, Murray Kilpatrick musicianmurray@gmail.com

Entry (for non-performing passengers): $10 (members); $15 (others).

If you are not a member already, you can join up for half the membership rate and pay only $10 to get in – see the ‘Join us’ page for reduced sub rate.

AR Final Concert for 2018

A glorious eclectic collection of musical talent to wrap up our concert year.

Roseneath School Hall, Maida Vale Road,  Thursday 22 November, 7.30 pm

The 2018 J A Pan Award winner Bruce Carey grew up musically playing classical violin at school, then didn’t play an instrument or perform again for nearly forty years. Around seven years ago, he picked up a guitar and was inspired by a beginner song writing course with Charlotte Yates. He then stepped into public performance at open mics, with encouragement from a friend. His diverse songs – love songs, songs of loss, protest songs, small stories from New Zealand’s history – are always insightful and beautifully crafted.

Holly Carrington and Ron Craig are a Country/Bluegrass duo. Ron plays guitar and mandola and has an immediately recognizable voice, which is often heard around the Wellington Folk scene in his various ensembles. Holly Carrington has been in the Auckland Folk scene for over 10 years and is at home with both lead and harmony vocals, adding an American twang to Ron’s Kiwi timbre.

Pat Higgins is passionate about acoustic folk music in general and Irish traditional music in particular. A 30-year devotee to the art of the wooden flute and acoustic guitar, Pat writes his own material and re-interprets traditional songs in a variety of open tunings played finger-style. For this performance, he will feature mostly traditional songs and is delighted to perform a couple of items with a young Wellington Uilleann piper, Kris Nielsen.

Australian singer songwriter Vic Manuel will bring an offering of his eclectic original songs with Ruby Mae Solly, an astonishingly creative musician who embellishes them and brings them to life on cello and anything else she can lay her hands on.

Door price: $15 (non-members) and $10 (members)

Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman

“Blinding technique, sizzling Irish reels and hot jazz improvisation…”

Roseneath School Hall, Maida Vale Road,  Tuesday 6 November, 8 pm

They took Wellyfest by storm, now see them one more time in Wellington!

Admission $25.00 (members $20.00). Note: no EFTPOS facilities

“Virtuosic, fascinating, dramatic, original, inspired, gloriously adventurous, dazzling, brilliant, stunning, impassioned, electrifying, bewitching, moving, achingly beautiful, influential, revered, unique…” – THE TIMES, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, THE GUARDIAN, THE IRISH TIMES, THE SCOTSMAN, fROOTS…

We could say so much more; accolades abound; but suffice to say, best get there early to get a seat – they’ve packed out much bigger venues on previous visits to New Zealand.

See the website or Facebook page for more.